Shezad Dawood


Born in 1974 in Pakistan. Lives and works in London. He studied 1994-1997 AT Central St Martin's College of Art & Design, London and he graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2003. He is known for his performance and commissioned off-site installations often controversial and ironical. Recent solo show includes 'Journey to the End of the Night', at Riccardo Crespi gallery, Milan, 'Feature', film project/touring exhibition, East Side Projects, Birmingham;Third Line, Dubai, 'If I Should Fall From Grace With God', Paradise Row, London,  'The End of Civilisation', Axel Lapp Projects, Berlin.

He was invited at the 2009 Tate Triennial, (curated by Nicolas Bourriaud), Tate Britain, London, and he had group shos at Arndt & Partner, Zurich, Lemon Sky, Miami, Courtauld Institute, London, Span Gallery, Melbourne, ICA, London. Public Projects include 'The World as Will & Idea', Platform for Art, commission for Piccadilly Circus underground station, London, 'Aar Paar 2', Poster Project, simultaneously in Karachi, Pakistan & Mumbai, India; 'art tube 01', Piccadilly Line, London Underground, featuring Damien Hirst, Gavin Turk, Vivienne Westwood, Yoko Ono. A documentary on the artist's advertising-inspired works was screened on E4, June 2001, introduced by David Bowie. The artist has also been interviewed on MTV & for the Open University.

Job: Artist

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